Closson Chase Vineyards
2017 Grande Cuvée Pinot Noir
VQA Prince Edward County
Sourced from our estate vineyards, 60% Churchside and 40% South Clos. Destemmed with no crushing then cold soaked for 3-5 days. Fermented in large format oak fermenter. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.
The nose opens with black cherry, cocoa, and wood smoke. Dried herbs, floral tones, and bacon fat leads to spices and forest floor. Dense palate, with fruit and barrel notes complementing one another. Black fruit, spiced plum, Christmas pudding and dried cherry skins lead to beautiful weight and firm tannins with great balancing acidity. The finish is endless, complex and elegant.
"2017 marks the inaugural release for both the Closson Grande Cuvée Chardonnay, as well as this Pinot Noir, a selection of the best lots in the vintage... This is fine and refined pinot, as good as it gets in the County (and Canada)."
-John Szabo, MS (Wine Align)